As we enter the winter months, many schools, clinics, nursing homes and many other facilities are experiencing shortages of speech-language pathologists. For speech therapists seeking new career opportunities and who are willing to relocate to another city or state, travel SLP jobs could be a great way to build career experience while helping a community in need.
And because the Covid-19 pandemic has upset healthcare staffing over the past year, we’re ramping up our efforts to fill dozens of travel SLP jobs across the United States. Our lineup of available opportunities changes regularly, but as we approach Thanksgiving, we’re seeing heightened need in Washington State, California, West Virginia and Florida, to name just a few.
Why Work a Travel SLP Job with CareerStaff?
At CareerStaff Unlimited, we specialize in offering travel placements for therapists across a range of disciplines. The thousands of speech therapists already in our network enjoy access to exclusive jobs from our hospital and healthcare partners nationwide. We also serve as a career resource to help you find you the setting and situation that works best for you.
During normal times, travel SLP jobs are a great way for therapists to explore new locations and experience regional nuances while earning a highly competitive salary and building valuable career experience. In fact, our travel therapists often get higher financial compensation and benefits than local assignments, and some assignments also offer a completion bonus.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, however, travel therapists are being called upon to assist facilities that have been hard hit by the coronavirus — a list of locations that’s unfortunately growing each day. Most travel SLP jobs don’t involve direct care of Covid-19 patients, but are instead focused on filling urgent, unexpected vacancies (especially in schools already months into the 2020-2021 school year).
If you’ve never worked in an educational environment, it’s a good time to consider doing so. Besides providing a valuable new dimension to your professional skillset, school-based travel SLP jobs also offer the satisfaction of helping children and younger adults with crucial speech development.
“One of my favorite memories in my short time of being a clinician was working with a child at my school,” says Bethany, a speech-language pathologist and CareerStaff Clinician of the Month for September, 2020.
“When I first started, the student had no meaningful, verbal language modality,” she told us. “By the end of the school year, language exploded from this kiddo and we learned almost 15 words for requesting and commenting verbally! It was awesome!”
Earn up to $1,200 in Extra Pay with CareerStaff’s Holiday Bonus
On top of great pay and an amazing benefits package, our assignments also come with the chance to earn an additional $1,200 in bonuses this holiday season. If you work a travel assignment with us in the coming months, we’re offering a bonus for working a few holiday shifts (i.e., Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or New Year’s).
How does it work? Work one of the holidays listed below and you’ll earn a $300 bonus. Work two and earn another $400. Work three and you’ll receive $500!
- Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26)
- Christmas Eve (Dec. 24)
- Christmas Day (Dec. 25)
- New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31)
- New Year’s Day (Jan. 1)
Rules and restrictions apply. Full details are available here.
Ready to Get Started?
So why wait? If you don’t have an assignment lined up for the holiday season, we have travel SLP jobs from coast to coast. You can search all CareerStaff SLP jobs here, or submit a quick application here. Good luck — and happy holidays!